I've been through a few older GTs in the last year, had a Case 220, too light and I really didn't like the controls. A 212 JD I still have, great tractor but the turning radius is horrid and the stick shift is clunky. I really like my Sears 16-6 but the lowest gear is just too fast for tilling. Today I scored a 145 with tiller, deck and snowblower. I like the pedal operated hydro, what I really wanted. It needs a little tinkering so we'll see how it shakes out. I just wish it was a twin.